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‘Appathy in the UK’: 80% of Brits refuse to download Covid tracking apps

A new survey of nearly 2,000 people* in the UK from Cybersecurity specialists Panda Security, has further thrown in to doubt the ability of the government to effectively track and trace pub and restaurant goers who come in to contact with the COVID-19 virus. Despite the British Government recommending that venues notify customers that they should order food
Publish At:2020-07-15 03:36 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Technology apps contact tracing covid-19

Amazon Says Email to Employees Banning TikTok Was a Mistake

Roughly five hours after an internal email went out Friday to Amazon employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones, the online retailing giant appeared to backtrack, calling the ban a mistake.“This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error,” Amazon emailed reporters just before 5 p.m. Eastern time. “There is
Publish At:2020-07-13 09:33 | Read:201 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Risk

UK, Australia Investigate Clearview Facial Recognition Firm

Privacy watchdogs in Britain and Australia have opened a joint investigation into facial recognition company Clearview AI over its use of personal data “scraped” off social media platforms and other websites.Thursday’s announcement by the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner adds to the global reg
Publish At:2020-07-10 12:04 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Tracking & Law En

Google Updates Policies to Reject Ads for Spyware

Google this week announced that, starting next month, an update to its policy will effectively result in the rejection of ads for surveillance technology.The updated Google Ads Enabling Dishonest Behavior policy, which will “prohibit the promotion of products or services that are marketed or targeted with the express purpose of tracking or monitoring another
Publish At:2020-07-10 12:03 | Read:264 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Tracking & Law En

Save Settings in Safari for Websites You Visit Often

You most likely have a number of websites you visit regularly: sites you use to shop, bank, get the news, and more. If you use Safari on the Mac, you may know that you can change the way you view these websites, changing the font size, using Reader mode, and more. But what you may not know is that you can apply these changes permanently for any site that you
Publish At:2020-07-09 08:29 | Read:94 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To privacy Safari security

Federal Judge Upholds Maine's Strict Internet Privacy Law

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a challenge by internet service providers and upheld Maine’s “opt-in” web privacy law, one of the strictest in the nation.Judge Lance Walker said four industry associations that sued failed to demonstrate that the law violates the First Amendment. He also rejected the contention that the law conflicts with existing federal
Publish At:2020-07-08 09:52 | Read:153 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

Facebook, Others, Block Govt Requests on Hong Kong User Data

Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong as they assess the impact of a new national security law enacted last week.Facebook and its messaging app WhatsApp said in separate statements Monday that they would freeze the review of government requests for user data in Hong Kong, “pending further assessment of
Publish At:2020-07-06 19:16 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Tracking & Law Enforcement

Google to Auto-Delete User History After 18 Months

Managing your privacy when using Google services can be confusing, because there are so many settings, and it’s not clear what type of data the company retains on users. If you have a Google account, you may use it with a lot of Google services: beyond the basic search service (Google stores a record of your searches), you may also use Google for email
Publish At:2020-07-03 13:30 | Read:291 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Google privacy

US Senate Panel OKs Online Child Protection Bill Amid Privacy Fears

A US Senate panel Thursday approved legislation aimed at combatting online child exploitation as civil liberties activists warned the measure could lead to an array of constitutional and privacy problems.The Judiciary Committee voted to approve a revised version of the Earn It Act which would eliminate "blanket liability protection" for online platforms whic
Publish At:2020-07-03 10:11 | Read:295 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection Privacy & Co

Google buys AR smart-glasses company North

byLisa VaasGoogle announced on Tuesday that it’s purchased a smart-glasses company called North and, notwithstanding its failure to bring Google Glass wearables to the masses, still plans to caress our vision with the vast tentacles of its helpfulness. From the announcement, which was posted by Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President, Devices & Servi
Publish At:2020-07-03 08:19 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Mobile Privacy Uncategorized Focals Glass Google Glas

22,900 MongoDB Databases Held to Ransom by Hacker Threatening to Report Firms for GDPR Violations

Hackers are once again finding unsecured MongoDB databases carelessly left exposed on the internet, wiping their contents, and leaving a ransom note demanding a cryptocurrency payment for the data’s safe return.As ZDNet reports, ransom notes have been left on almost 23,000 MongoDB databases that were let unprotected on the public internet without a pas
Publish At:2020-07-02 12:01 | Read:99 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection data breac

Zoom Got Big Fast. Then Videobombers Made It Rework Security

Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded video-conferencing service suddenly found itself in the spotlight.And just as quickly as Zoom became a household name for connecting work colleagues, church and school groups, friends, family, book clubs and others during stay-at-home lockdowns, it also gained a reputa
Publish At:2020-07-02 03:19 | Read:242 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Compliance Data Protection Priva

macOS Privacy Protections Bypass Disclosed After Apple Fails to Release Fix

Details on a macOS privacy protections bypass method were published this week, more than six months after Apple was informed of the issue, but failed to deliver a fix.Dubbed TCC (Transparency, Consent, and Control), the privacy protections system was introduced in macOS Mojave to ensure that certain files on the system are kept out of reach of unauthorized a
Publish At:2020-07-01 15:43 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vulnerabilities Privacy & Co

e-Learning Platform OneClass Exposed Data on Students, Lecturers

An Elasticsearch database pertaining to e-learning platform OneClass was found to expose data on over one million students and lecturers, vpnMentor reveals.Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the remote learning platform provides students in North America with study guides and educational materials. The company claims to have served over 600,000 students to da
Publish At:2020-07-01 00:17 | Read:312 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Identity & Access Data Prote

TikTok Denies Sharing Indian User Data With Chinese Govt

TikTok denied Tuesday sharing Indian users' data with the Chinese government, after New Delhi banned the wildly popular app in a sharp deterioration of relations with Beijing two weeks after a deadly border clash."TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and have not shared any information of our users in In
Publish At:2020-06-30 12:42 | Read:186 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Vir


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